K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research

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Exploration of Earth's last frontier

At the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea research, we study the coupling between geological and biological processes in volcanic, hydrothermal and sedimentary environments in the deep sea. 

The K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research was established as a result of a generous contribution from the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation. The centre aims at being a leading international institution and pioneer of deep ocean research.

Dyphavsutstillingen på Universitetsmuseet

Opening of the University Museum

The newly renovated University Museum opened on October 14. A brand new exhibition of the deep sea is among the highlights.

RV Kronprins Haakon in the Arctic.

Scientists explore hydrothermal vents under the Arctic ice cover

The ongoing HACON cruise may provide new insights into the biology and geochemistry of the mid-ocean ridge in ice-covered portions of the Arctic Ocean.

Dr. Achim Mall

Receives postdoctoral fellowship from the German Research Foundation

Dr. Achim Mall recently received a two year postdoctoral fellowship from the German Research Foundation. He will be working with carbon fixation in hydrothermal systems as part of the microbiology group at the K.G. Jebsen Centre. We congratulate and welcome him to our centre!

K.G. Jebsen PhD students by their stand at the Passion for Ocean festival.

Passion for Ocean 2019

We thank everyone who visited our stand at the Passion for Ocean festival on Saturday! There was for sure a lot of interest for exploring deep sea rocks and living microorganisms.


Sampling of the mid-ocean ridge north of Jan Mayen

During this year's cruise in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea, scientists at the K.G. Jebsen Centre are sampling the volcanic seafloor in remote and previously unexplored areas.